Fallout 4 Patch 1.3 Hits PS4, Xbox One

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Bethesda releases the most recent patch for Fallout 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, complete with bug fixes, memory enhancements, and stability improvements.

Fallout 4‘s 1.3 patch that was released for PC last week is now live for console versions of the post-apocalyptic RPG as well, and as everyone expected, it brings about a bevy of updates. On top of the standard inclusion of bug fixes, developer Bethesda also made note on its official Twitter account that the newest update for Fallout 4 “dramatically increases object fading distances”, and provided a video comparison in the tweet for proof, which can be found below.

Perhaps more important than the object fading upgrade, though, is the fix of a glitch in Fallout 4 that caused players to be warped to a completely different location when aiming down their weapon’s sights. Not to mention, the most recent update also rectifies a rather annoying problem involving the possibility of gamers’ characters being dismembered while still being alive.

The 1.3 patch was originally supposed to be released for all platforms last week, but strangely enough, it didn’t come about as originally planned. Of course, PC players still received what some consider to be the coolest update yet, which is the inclusion of weapon debris effects and destructible environments. And although console fans didn’t get the feature, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were at least given all that’s necessary to keep the game running smoothly, as found in the full patch notes below:

Fallout 4 1.3 Patch Notes

New Features

  • New ambient occlusion setting, HBAO+ (PC)
  • New weapon debris effects (PC NVIDIA cards)
  • Added status menu for settlers in your settlements
  • Added ability to rotate an object you are holding with left/right triggers and pressing down on left thumbstick lets you switch the rotating axis
  • Improved “ESDF” keys remapping support while in Workshop mode (PC)
  • Dramatically increases object fading distance (console)

Gameplay Fixes

  • General memory and stability improvements
  • Improved performance when looking through a scope
  • Fixed issue where player could warp to a different location when aiming
  • Companions can no longer get stuck with radiation poisoning
  • Fixed an issue where Vault 81 residents would not dismember correctly
  • Big Leagues perk now displays calculated damage correctly
  • Fixed issue with third person camera not displaying properly after exiting certain crafting stations
  • Fixed an issue where subtitles would occasionally not update properly
  • Effects will properly be removed on companions when items are unequipped
  • MacReady’s Killshot perk now calculates headshot percentages properly
  • Fixed an issue with NPCs getting stuck in Power Armor
  • Fixed a rare issue with companions getting stuck in down state
  • Second rank of Aquaboy now calculates properly
  • Fixed an issue with resistance not always lowering the damage correctly when added by mods
  • Enabled number of characters available when renaming an item (XB1)
  • Fixed issue with player becoming dismembered while still alive
  • Robotics expert is now usable in combat
  • Stimpaks can now be used on Curie after the transformation
  • Playing a holotape found in wilderness while switching point of view no longer causes the screen to blur or controls to be locked

Quest Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with “Taking Independence” where the minutemen remaining from the battle against the Mirelurk Queen would not gather in the Castle
  • Fixed an issue where invulnerable characters would get stuck in combat
  • Fixed an issue where Preston would send player to a settlement instead of a dungeon as part of a Minutemen quest
  • Fixed an issue where Synths could attack the Castle while the player was friends with the Institute
  • Fixed an issue where killing a caravan would leave a quest open
  • Fixed an issue where Dogmeat would stay at Fort Hagen after “Reunions” was completed
  • Fixed an issue where the player couldn’t talk to Desdemona to complete “Underground Undercover”
  • Fixed an issue where the player could get stuck exiting the cryopod
  • Fixed an issue where the player could no longer get Preston as a companion
  • In “The End of the Line,” fixed an issue that would prevent the player from killing the leaders of the Railroad
  • Fixed an issue with Minutemen quests repeating improperly
  • Fixed an issue where the player couldn’t get back into the Railroad headquarters after being kicked out of the Brotherhood of Steel
  • After finishing “The Big Dig,” fixed an issue where Hancock would no longer offer to be a companion or help with the “Silver Shroud” quest
  • Fixed an issue with obtaining the Dampening Coils from Saugus Ironworks before going to Yangtze
  • During “Unlikely Valentine,” fixed an issue where the player could be blocked from entering Vault 114
  • In “Confidence Man,” Bull and Gouger can now be killed
  • During “Taking Independence,” fixed an issue that would prevent the radio transmitter from powering up
  • In “Human Error,” fixed an issue where killing Dan would cause the quest to not complete properly
  • Fixed an issue with “Tactical Thinking” where leaving dialogue early with Captain Kells to reprogram P.A.M. could cause quest to not completely properly

Workshop Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that would cause settler counts to appear incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the player from setting up a supply line in settlements with a high population
  • Improvements to snapping pieces together while in Workshop mode
  • Fixed an issue that caused powered items to stop functioning permanently if its power source was ever removed
  • Player can now build workbenches in their Diamond City house
  • Building wires no longer uses up copper
  • Fixed issue with certain settlement attacks not generating properly
  • Fixed an issue with settlement happiness calculations
  • Settlers assigned to weapons stand will now stand next to it
  • Diamond City house now shows provided power
  • Repairing items will now correctly consume resources
  • Fixed an issue where companion would ignore commands at workshop locations
  • Fixed an issue with crops appearing destroyed after saving and reloading

Speaking of the non-PC versions of Fallout 4, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players of Bethesda’s open world title are still patiently waiting on the studio to release official console mod news following an announcement that fans would be receiving information about the availability of the Garden of Eden Creation Kit mod tools for their systems. As of writing, however, Bethesda has yet to deliver any word on the matter.

With the company having implied that a bulletin about the issue was imminent, though, it’s highly possible for a statement to arrive within the month, especially since the game’s director, Todd Howard, confirmed the mod tools’ release date for “early 2016.”

Considering the slew of updates having already taken place for Fallout 4 since its launch back in November 2015, it’s a wonder if the title’s forthcoming Season Pass and DLC will require as much attention as the base game has with all of the patches thus far. With any luck, the expansion materials and official mod tools will be included as seamlessly as possible.

With developers’ providing continuous updates to Fallout 4 post-launch, it’s only a matter of time before most, if not all of the kinks get worked out of the system. Hopefully, Bethesda will remain diligent in ironing out the bugs, and will be able to lay the groundwork for an easy incorporation of future add-ons for the title.

Fallout 4 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Bethesda 1, 2 (via GameSpot)